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“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” ― Chuck Klosterman

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Gift Certificate for a Private Silk Painting Class

This gift certificate entitles the bearer to a private silk painting class taught by René Shoemaker, with all supplies included. Please call, email, or drop by the shop to schedule your session.

Join fiber artist René Shoemaker to learn the craft of painting on silk. Everyone is welcome - beginners and experienced painters alike!

Hand painting on silk is an ancient art with a rich history from India, China, and Japan. We begin the process of silk painting with stretching silk on a frame, sketching or transferring your design onto the silk, mixing dye colors, and painting the dye on - a technique similar to using watercolor. This is exactly what we will do in the class together. Silk painting is a fabulous technique that makes the silk come alive with vibrant color as you apply the dye to the silk.

Each workshop participants will create (and take home) a painting on a 22” square hemmed silk that can be worn as a scarf or displayed as a wall hanging.

A typical class lasts 5 hours and can be scheduled by calling or emailing us. We ask for at least two-week advance notice, and dates and times are subject to availability.

Please note if you would like us to send the certificate directly to your recipient. We can write a little note on the back, letting them know who it's from. Otherwise, we will mail the certificate to your shipping address. In-store pick-up is also an option at check-out (and it's free)!

Feel free to email us hello@kaartist.com with questions or for scheduling.

Certificates measure 5"x7" and come in beautiful gold envelopes. They make perfect gifts for the artists in your life.

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